Entries by mpurcell

UCLA Sustainable LA Grand Challenge at 2017 APRU Sustainable Cities and Landscapes Conference

A group of a half dozen faculty, researchers and a doctoral student went to the first ever Association of Pacific Rim Universities (APRU) Conference on Sustainable Cities and Landscapes. The conference at the Portland campus of University of Oregon, hosted scholars from a dozen countries discussing urban biodiversity, water management, landscape architecture, energy, urban design […]

Inside Higher Ed highlights UCLA Grand Challenge efforts

The UCLA Grand Challenge initiative was mentioned in an Inside Higher Ed article by News Editor, Paul Fain.  Fain views Grand Challenge programs initiated by UCLA (in 2013) and Indiana University (in 2015) as potential answers to the public’s skepticism about the value of research conducted at public universities. The article featured feedback from Pedro […]

Watch Facebook Live session featuring #DepressionHero Glenn Close and Depression Grand Challenge Leadership Council Member, Robina Riccitiello

The Depression Grand Challenge (DGC) announced its fourth #DepressionHero, Glenn Close, on August 1, 2017. Glenn is an actress, producer and mental health activist. The DGC is inspired by her personal commitment to change the public’s attitudes about mental illness. Seven years ago she founded Bring Change to Mind, a nonprofit organization which has as […]

Glenn Close is UCLA’s Fourth #DepressionHero

About Glenn Glenn Close is an actress, producer and mental health activist. Why She’s A #DepressionHero We recognize her for her personal commitment to change the public’s attitudes about mental illness. Seven years ago she founded Bring Change to Mind, a nonprofit organization which has as its mission ending the stigma and discrimination surrounding mental […]